Former Sooner star Blake Griffin injured his left knee in today's Team USA scrimmage. He has left Las Vegas, where the team was training, to be examined by Clippers doctors in Los Angeles.
USA Basketball said in a statement that Griffin reported he was experiencing discomfort in the knee after the scrimmage and will miss Thursday night's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic.
The Clippers said in a statement that Griffin would undergo an MRI exam once he returns to Los Angeles and then will be evaluated by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic on Sunday.
Griffin signed a five-year extension with the Clippers on Wednesday, that could be worth as much as $95 million.
Update: The LA Times is reporting that the injury to Griffin's left knee is a meniscus tear, and that he will undergo surgery. The report says he will miss the Olympic Games, but should be ready for the start of the NBA season.